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Pilot project offers training, work placements in Georgetown

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GEORGETOWN, P.E.I. —

Atlantic Aqua Farms will be the first employer on the Island to take part in a new pilot project called Essential Skills for Atlantic Fisheries.

Through the program, Atlantic Aqua Farms and P.E.I. Literacy Alliance will provide a group of 12 participants with the opportunity to receive six weeks of free training including such as workplace essential skills, employability skills and computer skills training.

Training will take place onsite at Atlantic Aqua Farms in Georgetown and run in August and September.

Following the classroom training will be one week of paid on-the-job-training and the next four weeks of paid work placement, with the potential for long-term employment.

The project, funded by the Government of Canada's Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program, is being led by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick in partnership with the P.E.I. Literacy Alliance, Literacy Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council.

Anyone interested in applying to be a participant or a potential employer, or would like to find out more about the project, may contact lily@peiliteracy.ca or call 902-218-8484 or visit peiliteracy.ca/esafpei.

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